Justin Bieber wants to be Michael Jackson

Just more than a week before he plays the Grey Cup, Justin Bieber lays it out in Maclean’s magazine with an exclusive interview pondering his career by asking himself: what would Michael Jackson do?

“Now I’m at the top, there’s only one way to go and that’s down.  That gives me the motivation to stay on top and keep pushing. I grew up with a really competitive side, playing sports—basketball, hockey and soccer. I don’t want to be secondbest, third-best, fourth-best. I want to be the best. That takes a lot of dedication and hard work. You gotta have plans.” says Bieber

He goes on to talk about Michael Jackson saying;

“We use Michael as a template. The things that he did for his career—a lot of the times it was good, some of the times it was bad— but he was successful from being young to being old. That’s what I want to get to. I don’t just want to be a teen heartthrob.”

At one point in the interview he starts to talk about “working out”, I couldn’t stop laughing;

“I’ve been working out in the gym, getting bigger,” he says, “trying to get sexy for the ladies.”

If you are a Justin Bieber fan, you can read the entire interview in the latest issue of Maclean’s — but for the rest of you — we want to know how you feel about Bieber wanting to be the next Michael Jackson? Tell us your thoughts, leave a comment below.

Felix Kay,
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